Tag Archives: Hawaiian music

Gabby Pahninui with family and friends | Courtesy Panini Records

Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician

Gabby Pahinui playing music in his backyard with his sons and friends. Bla Pahinui, Gabby Pahinui, Leland “Atta” Isaacs, Phillip, Cyril and Martin Pahinui, and “Joe Gang” Kupahu. Photo © Panini Records. Used with permission. Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician Heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” January 1, 2018 By Heidi Chang Gabby Pahinui is […]

Martin Pahinui | Photo © Heidi Chang

Remembering Beloved Hawaiian Musician Martin Pahinui

Heard on NPR – The gifted and beloved Hawaiian musician Martin Pahinui has died.

Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer | Photo© Dayna Marie Beamer

A Hawaiian Christmas with Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer

Heard on Hawaii Public Radio – Enjoy the magic of A Hawaiian Christmas with Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer, sharing tales of his family’s holiday traditions and rich musical legacy.

Will The Descendants soundtrack get a Grammy nom?

Hawaii Tales Blog – Will The Descendants soundtrack get a Grammy nom?

Gabby Pahinui

Soundtracking “The Descendants” With “Real” Hawaiian Music

Heard on NPR – The Oscar-winning film “The Descendant’s” is the first Hollywood movie scored entirely with Hawaiian music.

The Descendants CD

What’s the story behind the music in the movie The Descendants?

Hawaii Tales Blog Post – As the Oscar race heats up, one contender has already won over fans in Hawaii, where the movie was filmed. And it’s not just because of its moving story, but also because of its soundtrack. Please tune in to find out more about the music behind “The Descendants” tomorrow morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, January 8.

Hawaii Ukulele Festival

Heard on PRI’s The World – Each year, Hawaii’s Ukulele Festival attracts thousands of people from around the world. Lately, the instrument is seeing a resurgence, thanks in part to musicians like Jake Shimabukuro, who headlined the 40th Annual Ukulele festival.

Heidi Chang interviews Kealii Reichel

Kealii Reichel -Global Hit

Heard on PRI’s The World – When Hawaii’s highest musical honors, the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, were announced in 2008, Kealii Reichel won another Hoku, this time for Best Music Video DVD of the Year.

Hawaiian Grammy Winners

What Happened At The Grammys?

After years of fighting to establish a Best Hawaiian Music Album category at the Grammy Awards, the winner of the first Hawaii Grammy sparks controversy.


Nona Beamer: Hawaiian Elder (1923-2008)

Heard on NPR – Nona Beamer dedicated her life to preserving Hawaiian culture. She was a gifted storyteller, hula dancer, songwriter and teacher. Her legacy continues to touch many people today.

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